Leicester City


Figures:
• 2011 Population: 329,839 (Leicester City Council, 2011)
• Area: 73.32 km2 (Link2Leciester, 2014)
• Land Area Of East Midlands (%): 0.5%

• Carbon Dioxide Emissions 2005: 7.0 tonnes per capita (DECC, 2014)
• Carbon Dioxide Emissions 2012: 5.4 tonnes per capita (DECC, 2014)

• Local Carbon Dioxide Emissions Under The Influence Of Local Authorities 2005: 2100.4 kt CO2 (DECC, 2014)
• Local Carbon Dioxide Emissions Under The Influence Of Local Authorities 2012: 1803.7 kt CO2 (DECC, 2014)

• Key Climate Risks: Flash flooding, Surface water flooding, Fluvial flooding and Extreme heat impacts

Leicester City Council

Leicester Environment Partnership


Have a look at the News and Resources tabs to see the work Climate East Midlands does to support local action. 

Business resilience in Leicester and Nottingham

13th March 2014

The final two business resilience workshops in the current series were held in Leicester on 25th February and in Nottingham on 6th March 2014. These were part of the Business Resilience in a Changing Climate project, delivered in partnership with the Environment Agency, and aimed primarily at companies regulated by the EA. Coming at the end of the wettest winter since records began, there was naturally a significant focus on flooding.

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Business resilience in Leicestershire and Rutland

12th February 2013

On 31st January we held another of our business resilience workshops, this time hosted by Severn Trent Water at the Leicester Water Centre. This workshop added new perspectives, with speakers from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Severn Trent Water. As with the other workshops in this series, the aim is to help local businesses increase their resilience to severe weather and climate change.

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Case Studies highlight resilience

2nd October 2012

A set of nine case studies is published today which illustrate how local authorities across the East Midlands are adapting to the changing climate, during this year of weather extremes. Every city and county in the region is featured in the set and the geographical differences highlight the different climate risks that are faced by urban, rural, upland and coastal areas. This new resource is one of the outputs from the £950k East Midlands Climate Change Skills Programme, supported by East Midlands Improvement and Efficiency Partnership.

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Climate Friendly Communities Grants Awarded

20th July 2011

Eight community projects from around the East Midlands have been awarded a small grant from the Community Skills part of the Skills Programme.

Read the full story Climate Friendly Communities Grants Awarded


Low Carbon Lecture, Leicester, 19 Nov 2015

Leicester City Council’s annual Low Carbon Lecture is on 19th November and will feature Prof Paul Ekins OBE

Read more about this event - Low Carbon Lecture, Leicester, 19 Nov 2015


 

Food & Drink sector resilience workshop, 11 February 2015

A free half day workshop for businesses in the food & drink sector, focusing on resilience to severe weather and climate change.

Read more about this event - Food & Drink sector resilience workshop, 11 February 2015


 

 

Business resilience workshops, Jan-Mar 2014

Free workshops in Derby, Leicester, Nottingham and Staffordshire, aimed at companies regulated by the Environment Agency.

Read more about this event - Business resilience workshops, Jan-Mar 2014


 

Low Carbon Leicester, one year on, 5 Nov 2013

Leicester City Council are marking the first anniversary of their Low Carbon Action Plan with an inaugural lecture

Read more about this event - Low Carbon Leicester, one year on, 5 Nov 2013


 

Nearer to Zero, 3rd July 2013

Climate East Midlands is delighted to present a Nearer to Zero conference in Leicester on 3rd July

Read more about this event - Nearer to Zero, 3rd July 2013


 

 

 

 

Climate Disadvantage, Loughborough 16 April 2012

A Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland event, with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, on Monday 16th April 2012.

Read more about this event - Climate Disadvantage, Loughborough 16 April 2012


 

Climate Week 2012

The second national annual Climate Week kicks off in March - see what’s happening

Read more about this event - Climate Week 2012


 

Leicester City Resources

Local Climate Impacts Profile for Leicester | (pdf 742kb)
Summary of research into the impacts of severe weather on Leicester public services

Leicester City Council adaptation case study: SuDS | (pdf 703kb)
Case study focusing on the North Hamilton sustainable drainage system

Leicester City Council adaptation case study: assessing buildings at risk | (pdf 631kb)
Case study focusing on understanding the flood and subsidence risks to buildings

District heating in Leicester | (pdf 1.7MB)
Decentralised Energy case study

Low Carbon Schools case study: St John the Baptist Primary School, Leicester | (pdf 1.2MB)
Saving 20% on gas bills through simple measures.

VantagePoint Modelling Scenario Report: LCTP | (pdf 1MB)
Low Carbon Transition Plan Scenario for Leicester City Council

VantagePoint Modelling Scenario Report: Biomass | (pdf 950kb)
Biomass Focus Scenario for Leicester City Council

VantagePoint Modelling Scenario Report: Solar | (pdf 990kb)
Solar Focus Scenario for Leicester City Council

VantagePoint Modelling Scenario Report: Meeting National Targets | (pdf 1.1MB)
Meeting the National Targets Scenario for Leicester City Council

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